Helicopter UH-1H 66-16796

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16796
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00001889
Date: 03/02/70
Accident case number: 700302311
Unit: 189 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Pleiku in
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 1 . . Passengers = 0
costing 49047
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC W2 ALBERS JA
P W1 DOBSON C
CE E4 HUDSON RJ
G E4 HARRIS JL

Accident Summary:

 WO-1 DOBSON WAS FLYING SEVEN TROOPS TO THE COORDINATES OF THE ACCIDENT; HE HAD 450 LBS OF FUEL ON THE AIRCRAFT. THE LANDING ZONE WAS A HOVER HOLE SURROUNDED BY 40 FT. TREES. HE MADE HIS APPROACH TO A 3 FOOT HOVER DUE TO STUMPS IN THE AREA. THE TROOPS DISMOUNTED AND THEN FIVE OTHERS BOARDED THE AIRCRAFT FOR EVACUATION. CW-2 ALBERS THEN PROCEEDED WITH HIS TAKE-OFF. THE CREWCHIEF SP/4 HUDSON TWICE TOLD HIM TO MOVE THE TAIL OF THE AIRCRAFT TO THE LEFT, WHICH HE DID. FINALLY BOTH SP/4 HUDSON AND SP/4 HARRIS YELLED TRYING TO CORRECT THE MISTAKE. SP/4 HUDSON YELLED "I MEAN RIGHT", BUT IT WAS TOO LATE, THE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK A TREE. THE AIRCRAFT SPUN TO THE RIGHT WHILE IN A 70 DEGREE BANK TO THE LEFT. CW-2 ALBERS CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND PULLED PITCH. HE PULLED PTICH IN ORDER TO KEEP THE BLADES FROM STRIKING THE GROUND AND TO GIVE THE GROOUND TROOPS MORE TIME TO GET OUT OF THE WAY. THE AIRCRAFT MADE APPROXIMATELY TWO REVOLUTIONS WHILE RECEIVING NUMEROUS BLADE STRIKES. THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND FROM ABOUT 25 FEET. THERE WAS NO FIRE.\\


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16796
Date: 720200
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: VS437653
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: VNAF (South Vietnamese Air Force. )
Loss to Inventory


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16796
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0967.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6709   0    0 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM    
6710   0    0 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM    
6711 104  104 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6712 110  214 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6801   0  214 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6802 218  432 WAAVB0 COB 227ABAH1CAV  VIETNAM                     RVN      
6803 114  546 3261   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY  
6804  25  571 3261   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM     
6805   0  571 WCLNAA 79 TRANS CO      VIETNAM                     RVN     
6806   0  571 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6807   0  571 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6808   0  571 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN STORAGE NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM          
6809   3  574 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
6810  27  601 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6811  77  678 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6812  83  761 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6901  62  823 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6902  58  881 WBSTAA 54 MED DET       VIETNAM                     RVN     
6903  18  899 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
6904   0  899 WE4HAA 142 TC DS        VIETNAM                     RVN     
6905  44  943 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6906  82 1025 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6907  79 1104 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6908 130 1234 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6909 132 1366 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6910 109 1475 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6911 100 1575 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
6912 103 1678 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7001  73 1751 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7002 125 1876 WDUVAA 189 ASLT HEL CO  VIETNAM                     RVN     
7003  13 1889 WC5CAA 604 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7004   0 1889 WC5CAA 604 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN     
7005   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7006   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7007   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7008   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7009   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7010   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7011   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7012   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM        
7101   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7102   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        
7103   0 1889 W0MUAA ARADMAC          IN MAINT   NAVAL AIR STN    AVSCOM        


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